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of heartbreak and hope. today, twins alexis and noah beery are typical energetic and athletic 13-year-olds but their lives have not always been this way. the 8th grader recall a day when the most basic activity was a struggle. >> before we would wobble, and we wouldn't be able to talk. we would just we couldn't do anything. we couldn't learn. >> i'd see other kids doing all this stuff doing sports and climbing and sliding down slides. you know, that was pretty much my biggest dream. >> shortly after birth, twins alexis and for what cried incessantly. doctors called it colic and retta beery sensed something else was off. >> when they were 9 months old we knew that something was wrong with their development. they were so floppy when they were 9 months old. when you would hold them they would flop back they had no muscle tone whatsoever. >> in the months and years that followed alexis and noah's condition deteriorated. the beery family went from one medical specialist to another. but none could offer a definitive diagnosis for their twins. >> not knowing what is going on, having the doct
was three and a half months premature. he weighed one pound and 11 ounces, and he was a twin. we knew the minute that he was born, if he survived, which was a big if at that point in time, there were going to be massive problems. he was in the hospital for seven and a half months, and i do believe that he survived because of his own will and strength. so that made him remarkable, but as i saw him progress, and a lot of it took place on this road trip that we take where i really almost focused on him the first time i saw really how his mind works in a very extraordinary way. tavis: we'll talk more about the trip in just a second here, but you mention he is one half of a twins set. how is his other brother? how's his brother doing? >> well, the amazing thing is his other brother, jerry, was the first one out by three minutes. he was one pound, 14 ounces, had no side effects. at that point in time, most male twins that size, that young, die. this was 1983. jerry had nothing. so i was faced as a father when you have jerry going up the track, making progress, what all parents want, and the
her twin. >> my first year here i had a lot of different things going on. i had my brother, who was so smart, and he was just like me-- he's my twin. my brother began to be exposed to a lot of the things that were out there, and not only him but a lot of us were. not a lot of kids make the right choice, and that is happening a lot of times in the bronx for a lot of people. >> narrator: in the summer after sixth grade, her twin started hanging out on the streets and getting in trouble. his mother had him transferred to another school, thinking he'd be safer in a different neighborhood. but today omarlin rarely attends school, and his future seems uncertain. >> when am i going to go to high school? i don't know. i haven't gotten a letter yet of acceptance. >> the fact that he got involved with the streets, and the fact that he let the neighborhood influence him, he just began slipping off the mountain, slipping off, slipping off, slipping off. (choral music playing) >> (recording): ♪ i want to be raised... ♪ >> it really was a difficult time for me. however, i think the only reason i
and our golden years. today, these twin burdens are on our shoulders. thus, you'd think our national savings rate would be higher. yet lower it is. so the next time you hear a "yet another" stat about emergency funds, consider using it as a gentle warning signal to take a look at your personal financial ship and make sure there are no economic icebergs floating in your midst. i'm, manisha thakor. >> susie: and speaking of your personal finances, don't expect much of a raise in your paycheck next year. a new forecast says salary increases will run about 3% in 2013. that's way down from the average pay raise of 4.4% back in 2000. many companies froze salary increases during the recent recession, and with the recovery stuck in the mud, many are still not feeling generous when it comes to raises. that's nightly business report for wednesday, july 18. good night everyone. we'll see you online at: www.nbr.com and back here tomorrow night. "nightly business report" is brought to you by: me captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> join us anytim
almost $3,000 a year, while his twin sister will pay $1,500 a year. also, let your teen see how your premiums are affected if they are put on your policy. they should be lower. premiums are also affected by where you live, what type of car you drive, and if you've been a responsible driver. kids may actually reduce insurance rates by maintaining good grades. the other big cost is gas. it will cost almost $50 to fill that four-cylinder tank. that's $3,000 in gas per year! so, now, to own and operate that car for one year, your teen will have to spend almost $10,000, after taxes. hopefully, public transportation or their bicycle is looking better. i'm neale godfrey. >> tom: weber and grilling are nearly synonymous. the company that builds the iconic black charcoal grill is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. grilling used to be exclusively a summer-time activity, but now, many of us grill out year-round. as diane eastabrook reports in tonight's "made in america," the trend is spreading to every corner of the globe. >> reporter: nothing says summer like chops on the grill. and n
of our twin reports on the contrasting fortunes of chinese citizens. when hu jintao steps down from the top political job later this year, he will hand down an economic growth rate that is the envy of the world. but there is also in equity and social problems caused by migrant laborers working hundreds of miles from their homes. we have their story in the second of this special report. >> for all its achievements, china's leadership has failed in two major respects. the country's huge inequalities of actually gotten worse and the rule of law is far too weak. a fortnight ago, this place in south beijing was a thriving suburb. then, without warning, the bulldozers arrived. there will be little compensation and no legal redress. his lifelong home was here. he had a good job. he supported the government. now he has lost everything. he believes it is all down to a corrupt property deal. >> no one has shown as a single legal documents showing us the permission to demolish this area. all i want is a legal process. >> that is all these people want too. they come to a government office in be
have two identical twins and one of them has multiple sclerosis, the chances are 30% that the other one will have it. so there clearly is a genetic contribution to this. and if you have additional family members, the incidence will rise. the target of the disease is the myelin sheath. so many axe ons in the brain are-- axeons in the brain are covered with this fatty sheath that is designed to enhance conduction along the axeon. there are some unmyelin ated axeons but there are lots in the nervous system and if you attack that in an autoimmune disorder like multiple sclerosis, you can slow and ultimately stop conduction in those axeons. because myelin axeons are throughout the brain, you can affect many different parts of the brain as a result of the autoimmune disease. if you hit the optic nerve you can have transient blindness. if you hit the spinal chord or the brain, you can have sense ory disturbances, tremors, you can have weaknesses in an arm or a leg. these episodes vary in duration. they can last for days. they can last for weeks and they can last for months. but you can have pe
twin sons are murdered, so she has been forced to take over the family business, which is the cartel of mexico, and she was very successful, he is a very successful businesswoman. >> and her business is? >> her business is drugs. >> rose: and when she sees somebody else in her business she wants their business as well? >> if they are very, very good, yes. >> rose: and then along comes dennis. >> oh, yes. >> well, let's see. den space duplicitous, crooked dea agent and he has his own agenda, and he is on both sides of the fence. he is serving the mention cab cartel, mexican cartel as well as the u.s. government and these young guys that have this very successful marijuana business, and, you know, my take on savages is it is really, how far would you go for someone that you love? how savage would you get for someone you love? because .. each of these characters have someone they deeply care about, and dennis is in a situation with his wife and kids, it is also justified for his ill behavior, but i think that is -- it is really a question of -- >> rose: someone or something? mainly som
year's valentine." where did that come from? what's it about? >> i wrote this right after the twin towers went down. this was a poem i wrote for the next valentine's day. they could pump frenzy into air ducts and rage into reservoirs, dynamite dams and drown the cities, cry fire in theaters as the victims are burning, but i will find my way through blackened streets and kneel down at your side. they could jump a median, head-on, an obliterate the future, fit .45's to the hands of kids and skate them off to school, fp utlive bts into tinderbox forests and hellfire half the heavens, but in the rubble of smoking cottages i will hold you in my arms. they could send kidnappers to kindergartens and pedophiles to playgrounds, wrap themselves in old glory and gut the bill of rights, pound at the door with holy screed and put an end to reason, but i will cut through their curtains of cunning and find you somewhere in moonlight. whatever they do with their anthrax or chainsaws, however they strip-search or brainwash or blackmail, they cannot prevent me from sending you robins, all of them si
blasts struck baghdad today, killing at least 21 people. the twin car bombs exploded in an upscale shiite neighborhood during rush hour. the dead included six policemen. 57 other people were wounded. the violence came a week after series of coordinated attacks-- claimed by al-qaeda-- killed more than 100 iraqis. republican presidential candidate mitt romney wrapped up his three-nation overseas tour today in poland. romney met with polish leaders in warsaw today. he cited the country as a model of economic liberty and smaller government, and as a long-time comrade in arms. >> poland has no greater friend and ally than the people of the united states of america. you helped us win our independence. your bravery inspired the allies in the second world war. you helped bring down the iron curtain. and your soldiers fought side by side with ours in iraq and afghanistan. we have fought together. we have died together. >> holman: romney also dismissed criticism of remarks during his trip about the olympics, jerusalem, and israel's economic superiority over the palestinians. he ignored shouted ques
, when many women were swept up in the twin epidemics of hiv and crack. >> crack cocaine came along. of course, one of the first communities we saw all the devastation in was the african american communities. there was just a huge supply of the drug and just the mere addictive nature of the drug, a lot of people latched on very, very quickly. >> the most important thing about the crack cocaine epidemic was the degree to which it was marketed in black and in some latin communities as an aphrodisiac. this is a drug that will enhance sexual pleasure, this is a drug that will make you forget all the cares and woes of everyday life. and it will help you forget because the nature of the sexual experience you'll have will be just mind-blowing. >> narrator: a crack habit took everything. you'd sell whatever you had for the next hit. >> when there was nothing left, women were told, "well, baby, if you ain't got no money, you've always got you. and then there'd be a negotiation for a crack for sex exchange. in many instances, this kind of sexual bargaining, this kind of crack-related sex work
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